Report: Arsenal make fresh approach for £13m South American after January bid failed
Arsenal have made another move to try and sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, as the Gunners look to get ahead of the game in terms of the next transfer window.
The Gunners have had Danilo on the radar for some time now and came close to striking a deal in January. At the, time, we reported how Arsenal were looking to spend around £16m on the young star.
And now, just a month or so down the line, fresh reports from Brazil claim that Arsenal are once again looking to bring Danilo to the Premier League. Bola Vip make the claim, suggesting that Arsenal are the main club over in England and Europe looking to swoop for the youngster.
Danilo, 20, is seen as one of the outstanding talents emerging across the Atlantic at the moment. Already a regular for Palmeiras, the midfielder recently played in the Club World Cup against Chelsea. The youngster also featured as Palmeiras won the Copa Libertadores against Flamengo.
Arsenal endured a frustrating January window in which they missed out on key targets. It seems, then, that Edu and Mikel Arteta are keen to avoid a repeat. The report from Brazil claims Arsenal will need to pay around £13m to land Danilo.
TBR’s View: Arsenal Acting Early On Danilo
The Gunners are probably sick to the back teeth of putting work in scouting players and seeing other teams reap the rewards of actually signing the player.
With Danilo, it seems they’re trying to get ahead of the game a bit. £13m is peanuts for a player with such potential and the Brazilian market is one which Man City are also using at the moment.
Arsenal seem to have a clear direction in the market at the moment an Danilo more than fits into the current bracket of player they’re looking for.